Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hanford nuclear reservation: Leak Discovered allowing highly radioactive and hazardous waste to leak into the space between the inner and outer shells, Washington

The agency said Monday that no waste is believed to have leaked from the outer shell into the soil beneath the underground tank on the south-central Washington reservation.

The Tri-City Herald reports that earlier testing showed that some of the material seen between the two walls of the tank was radioactive waste.